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LOOKING AHEAD CAREER CONNECTIONS Introducing Professional Minors In fall 2018, Stevenson will begin offering Professional Minors that can be paired with a variety of majors to give students a professional edge and additional career options through their academic studies. The first five Professional Minors are Applied Management, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development, Human Resources, Real Estate, and Software Design and Coding. Each of the five Professional Minors consists of four cours- es tied to a specific industry or profession. Professional Mi- nors are intended to give students additional career options, a competitive edge in the job market, and an opportunity to shape their Stevenson experience to meet their specific ca- reer goals. Professional Minors can be paired with different majors. Examples of Professional Minors in Practice include: • A Professional Minor in Software Design and Coding can help English majors put their words and ideas to work in emerging careers in gaming, virtual reality, web content design, digital publishing, and creative entrepreneurship. • Students majoring in the visual and performing arts can prepare to launch their own innovative enterprise with a Professional Minor in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development. • A Professional Minor in Human Resources can prepare psychology majors for careers in human resources management; employee recruitment, training, and development; employee compensation and benefits; or labor relations. • Students majoring in Legal Studies can explore oppor- tunities residential and commercial real estate with a Professional Minor in Real Estate, working for such em- ployers as law firms, financial institutions, real estate development firms, insurance companies, government agencies, and more. • A Professional Minor in Applied Management can open doors to leadership careers in the scientific industry, clinical management, or business for students majoring in a program in the Beverly K. Fine School of the Sciences. Interested in learning more? Visit stevenson.edu/ professional-minors. 6 | VENTURES/WINTER 2017-2018